Short-term exposure to air pollution can disrupt heart rate, whether someone is awake or asleep, and this effect is more pronounced in obese people.
The majority of COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China had at least one chronic symptom six months after infection, with the most common being fatigue or muscle weakness (63%), sleep difficulty (26%), decreased pulmonary function (22-56%), or decreased kidney function (35%).
7-11 year-olds had a harder time responding to emotional cues when their sleep was restricted to six hours or less. The effects were stronger in kids with anxiety symptoms.
Worry over mask shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong led to sleep disturbances (insomnia, worsened sleep quality, difficulty falling asleep, and shortened sleep duration).
One third of French adults get less than six hours of sleep on weekdays, and only a quarter of severe under-sleepers napped or caught up on sleep on weekends to address their lack of sleep.
COVID-19-related 'stay-at-home orders' were associated with increased sleep (24-30 minutes more per night) for college students.
A single night without sleep can cause a buildup of beta amyloid in the brain, which is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Getting less sleep on average is associated with more buildup.
Adolescents with asthma were more likely to experience daily and nightly symptoms when their sleep was restricted to 6.5 hours per night.